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rondawes 05-01-2022 02:59 PM

Torque Wrench
 
Since I'm now in the world of self-maintenance, I find my self in need of a torque wrench. What torque range is appropriate? Harbor Freight quality good enough or do I need to get something a bit better? Thanks!

Jpm757 05-01-2022 03:23 PM

Shop around for a good quality 1/4" drive torque wrench, which you will find useful for most RV type applications. Also a 1/2" drive for plugs, prop bolts etc:.

Robin8er 05-01-2022 03:29 PM

Although I’m guilty of buying harbor freight tools on occasion, they don’t touch my plane . Get a decent torque wrench.

rondawes 05-01-2022 03:35 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by Jpm757 (Post 1605855)
Shop around for a good quality 1/4" drive torque wrench, which you will find useful for most RV type applications. Also a 1/2" drive for plugs, prop bolts etc:.

What range of torques? They come is various ranges.

9GT 05-01-2022 03:38 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by Robin8er (Post 1605856)
Although I’m guilty of buying harbor freight tools on occasion, they don’t touch my plane . Get a decent torque wrench.

Don’t be so quick to diss HF tools. I watched a YouTube video that tested the HF 1/2” drive torque wrench side be side with the comparable SnapOn. Shocked me when I watched it.
https://news.speedsociety.com/snapon...torque-wrench/

Mikeyb 05-01-2022 04:00 PM

A 1/4” drive with a 20/150 in-lb will do most fasteners. You’ll use a 3/8” 100/750 in-lb on a few related to the LG, prop and engine.

Below is a recent debate on brands. A torque wrench can be considered more of an instrument than a wrench.

https://vansairforce.net/community/s...=Torque+wrench

wirejock 05-01-2022 05:26 PM

Torque wrench
 
CDI. Amazon. Extra letters......

Secondwind 05-02-2022 05:54 AM

Both of my torque wrenches are from harbor freight. Both have been calibrated and certified and are used on aircraft every day. I mostly use an in/lb 1/4" drive and a ft/lb 3/8" drive.

Steve 05-02-2022 09:16 AM

Aviation spark plugs are torqued to 360 - 420 inch pounds. My 3/8" drive is the only torque wrench I use (post build).

rongawer 05-03-2022 07:26 AM

Torque Wrenches ad nauseam...
 
Here's a good thread on the same topic.

https://vansairforce.net/community/s...ghlight=torque


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